A 16-member Nigerian trade mission arrived on Saturday (5 November) in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan for a 10-day visit.
GV EXT Ivorian Commerce Centre, Abidjan
SV INT Mr. Dotun Okubanjo, head of Nigerian mission (on left wearing light suit) and director of Ivorian External Commerce, Mr. Lambert Amon Tanoh (wearing glasses) enter with their delegations and sit at table (2 shots)
CU PAN DOWN FROM Portrait of President Houphouet-Boigny TO the leaders of the two delegations seated
SV & CU Mr. Tanoh speaking (2 shots)
SV Delegates listening as Mr. Okubanjo speaks (3 shots)
SV Mr. Tanoh and Mr. Okubanjo shake hands
The Nigerian mission was due to leave on Saturday, 12th November. It was to meet with the Ivory Coast Minister for Trade for talks in Abidjan in addition to other government officials.
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Background: A 16-member Nigerian trade mission arrived on Saturday (5 November) in the Ivory Coast capital of Abidjan for a 10-day visit. It was the first mission to any West African country to be undertaken by the Indigenous Businessman's Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce.
SYNOPSIS: The Ivorian Centre of External Commerce was the venue for talks between members of the Nigerian mission, led by the President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Dotun Okubanjo, on the left in a light-coloured suit, and the Director of External Commerce for the Ivory Coast, Mr. Lambert Amon Tanoh, wearing glasses. The principal object of the mission was to promote bilateral business cooperation.
Mr. Tanoh welcomed the delegation and in reply the Nigerian mission leader said he hoped this would be the first in a series of visits which would help to promote trade between the two countries. Mr. Okubanjo said any cultural differences between them should be overcome in the interests of a better trading relationship.